Guitar Society Meeting Monday February 3rd 2020 7:30-9:30PM

Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis
Free & Open to the Public

Featuring George Benton England: “New Histories Program” for nineteenth century and modern guitars

Originally of Northern California, George England currently resides in New York City where he performs and teaches guitar and theory. George is regularly engaged as a soloist and chamber musician with the NYC-based Ensemble Music Humana, Sinfonia Spirituosa in California, and as guitarist with the Cantanti Project. Currently, George is faculty in guitar and musicianship at the esteemed Diller-Quaile School of Music, in Greenwich Village, Brooklyn Guitar School, and founded the Sacramento Guitar Institute. George holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University.

His performances will include a unique set of works on theorbo and nineteenth century guitar by composers such as Kapsberger, Hurel, Coste, Sor, and others. More information may be found at:

AGENDA MONDAY February 3rd 2020
7:30 – 7:35 pm Welcome
7:35 – 8:10 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: email me [email protected]  to get the guitar scores/parts if you want to join in – anyone is welcome!
8:10 – 8:35 pm Open Stage: anyone is welcome to come and share guitar music with us
8:35 – 8:45 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:45 – 9:30 pm Featured Concert Artist – George Benton England

Entrance is FREE and open to the public (donations gratefully received).
Location: Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St, Corvallis, OR 97333. The entrance is between New Morning Bakery and Sedlaks Boots and Shoes.

Second Winter Guitar Series Concert – Cameron O’Connor

Saturday January 18th 2020 3 – 4 pm
Venue: Corvallis-Benton County Library
Free & Open to the Public

Dr. Cameron O’Connor runs the guitar program at OSU and we are very lucky to have Cameron, a truly great classical guitarist and composer, to perform concerts for us in this neck of the woods. He is a prizewinner in many international competitions, including the Frances Walton and Tokyo International Guitar Competition and continues to receive awards for performances and compositions in an ongoing basis. His playing has been featured in films, including James Franco’s Don Quixote and Scott Tennant’s instructional classic Pumping Nylon, and his performances have been featured on Seattle’s Classical 98.1 KingFM, Portland All-Classical, American Public Media’s Performance Today, and KPFK’s Global Village.

For this Winter Concert he has a wonderful program lined up for us to enjoy as follows:
Prelude from Lute Suite no. 4                   (J.S. Bach)
So Long                                                     (Cameron O’Connor)
Elsa and Ortrud’s Duet from Lohengrin     (Richard Wagner)
Fantasia in D                                             (Fernando Sor)
Rain in the Old Growth Forest
Perturbation Variations                           (Cameron O’Connor)
Capricho Arabe                                    (Francisco Tarrega)
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence             (Ryuichi Sakamoto)
Sevilla                                                   (Isaac Albeniz)